2004 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest
  • May 6 TV sitcom "Friends" airs season finale in 10th and final season in US (52.5 million viewers)

Film & TV Awards in 2004

  • Jan 10 9th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins Best Film
  • Jan 11 30th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
  • Jan 25 20th Sundance Film Festival: "Primer", directed by Shane Carruth, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 25 61st Golden Globes: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", Sean Penn, and Charlize Theron win
  • Feb 5 54th Berlin International Film Festival: "Head-On" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 15 57th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director
  • Feb 28 24th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Gigli" wins
  • Feb 29 76th Academy Awards: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win
  • Mar 6 35th NAACP Image Awards: "The Fighting Temptations" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Apr 18 50th British Academy Television Awards: "Little Britain" Best Comedy, "Buried" Best Drama
  • May 22 57th Cannes Film Festival: "Fahrenheit 9/11", directed by Michael Moore wins the Palme d'Or. First documentary to win.
  • Jul 22 37th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Sep 1 61st Venice Film Festival: "Vera Drake" directed by Mike Leigh wins Golden Lion
  • Sep 18 29th Toronto International Film Festival: "Hotel Rwanda" directed by Terry George wins the People's Choice Award

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 12 Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles
  • Jan 24 "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (33) weds actress Andrea Elmer (31) at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jan 24 Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California; divorce in 2006

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Mar 30 "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner (30) divorces actor Scott Foley (30) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 4 years of marriage
  • Apr 26 Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage
  • Apr 27 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated

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